Collective agreements negotiated by the trade union determine, say, fair salaries, working hours, and employees’ annual leave and sick leave rights.
The collective agreements that the trade union negotiates are a membership benefit and included in basic trade union services. They determine, say, fair salaries, working hours, and employees’ annual leave and sick leave rights. In collective agreement negotiations between the trade union and employers, employment protection is also agreed on.
JHL concludes collective agreements in public sectors and in private welfare sectors. Public sector agreements include agreements for Finnish municipalities and state, their agencies, and agreements for parishes. In private sectors, JHL concludes agreements in the social, health care and education sector, and in the sectors of guidance and information, transport, and energy.